Masterfully crafted and acutely perceptive, WE ARE THE GIANT is a hard-hitting and timely documentary which follows the everyday decisions that transform not just personal lives but the fates of nations. In a world where there is always a possibility of necessary violence when pacifism yields no results, WE ARE THE GIANT reminds us that we are all products of revolutions and that there is always hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.Read More
Into the middle of this cultural explosion comes the documentary-style film Downtown 81 (aka New York Beat Movie), an imaginative, fantastical drama shot circa 1981, featuring at-the-time obscure artists poised for fame such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Lee Quinones to name a few. Not only does Downtown 81 present an electric synergy between modern art, hip-hop and new wave music, it also provides a looking glass into an historic frame of New York City’s cultural storyboard.
Music Box Films and Submarine Deluxe are excited to present Downtown 81, digitally re-mastered and releasing on digital platforms for the first time ever June 24, 2014.